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Solved How can I search for movies by the director's name?
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Any suggestions for how I can do this?
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Find a movie in your library by the director. Call up the Information Page and select "Same Director"... https://kodi.wiki/view/Basic_controls#Information_Page
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(2019-10-07, 08:20)Karellen Wrote: Find a movie in your library by the director. Call up the Information Page and select "Same Director"... https://kodi.wiki/view/Basic_controls#Information_Page
Thanks. Is there some way I can configure the basic search feature to work for director's names? Some add-on, perhaps?
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You need to enable Directors in the Global Search add-on settings as it is disabled by default...

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(2019-10-07, 08:52)Karellen Wrote: You need to enable Directors in the Global Search add-on settings as it is disabled by default...

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Great — thanks!

EDIT: See next message...
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(2019-10-07, 16:57)mrob Wrote:
(2019-10-07, 08:52)Karellen Wrote: You need to enable Directors in the Global Search add-on settings as it is disabled by default...

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Great — thanks!

EDIT: See next message...  
I tried this, but the Global Search > Configure UI seems broken. No buttons appear.

I've got version 8.0.11 of Global Search. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling, and then rebooting Kodi, but there was no change.

At the end of the log file, I find this:
Quote:ERROR: CAddon[script.globalsearch]: failed to load addon settings from special://profile/addon_data/script.globalsearch/settings.xml
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Can you provide the full log thanks. Make sure Debug mode is enabled.
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(2019-10-11, 06:40)Karellen Wrote: Can you provide the full log thanks. Make sure Debug mode is enabled.

Thanks. yes. Here it is:

http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/.../

EDIT: scrubbing URL
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(2019-10-11, 15:04)mrob Wrote: EDIT: scrubbing URL
Why? I cannot open the log
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(2019-10-11, 19:26)Karellen Wrote:
(2019-10-11, 15:04)mrob Wrote: EDIT: scrubbing URL
Why? I cannot open the log  
Sorry. Thought it was still accessible. Here's the URL: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/..../
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I don't know what the problem is there. It says it cannot read the file in /home/kodi/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.globalsearch/settings.xml.

Maybe a permission issue, or a corrupt settings.xml file?

Exit Kodi, and delete the settings.xml file. Restart and perform a Search. Kodi will then recreate the file. Does that fix the problem?
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(2019-10-12, 00:56)Karellen Wrote: I don't know what the problem is there. It says it cannot read the file in /home/kodi/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.globalsearch/settings.xml.

Maybe a permission issue, or a corrupt settings.xml file?

Exit Kodi, and delete the settings.xml file. Restart and perform a Search. Kodi will then recreate the file. Does that fix the problem?

Thanks for your patience. I checked that settings file. It was empty. The server previously ran out of disc space, and this apparently causes Kodi to corrupt settings files.

I removed the file, restarted, tried a search, and now everything works as expected.

Marking this "solved".
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Good to hear it was easily fixed.

Thread marked solved.
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